Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Mexico's Energy Code

The State of New Mexico's Construction Industries Divisions has held public hearings for the discussion and adoption of the latest codes impacting all permitted building construction in the state. The New Mexico Energy Conservation Code, is one of the affected codes.

The New Mexico Energy Codes is proposed to go into effect on July 1, 2010, and is based on the IECC-2009 code (which is based on the ASHRAE 90.1-2007 Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential).

The New Mexico Energy Conservation Code will impact the thermal performance of building envelopes, efficiency of HVAC equipment, plus design and controls strategies for such equipment, and established maximum lighting power density and controls for illumination of commercial buildings.

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  1. The public hearing was held in locations throughout NM. Since the hearing, the new Energy Code will not go into affect until January 1, 2011.

  2. UPDATE JUNE 13, 2011

    The New Mexico Constuction Industries Division adopts new 2009 Energy Conservation Code. The new code does not include the proposed ammendments made by New Mexico's previous administration (see below). Instead CID has adopted the 2009 International Energy Conservation Code with very minor ammendments. The code will be enforced begining August 1, 2011.